Reports from people who were at SXSW this year that saw anything worthwhile all mentioned the same name: Â¡Forward, Russia! A stellar live act direct from the musically-firebranded Leeds, UK, Â¡Forward, Russia! are an amalgamation of sounds I love — post-funk dance punk that slips the listener in and out of consciousness as they writhe about the dance floor in uncontrolled angst-ridden ecstasy. Their new album, Give Me A Wall is preparing for release in just a couple of weeks and man oh man, you people are in for a treat. Fans of Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party perk up your noggins. You need to see and hear this band. The cryptic numerical titles of the songs on Give Me A Wall seem to mean very little other than, perhaps, Bauhausian (the style not the band) form and functionality. But these are small matters when you’re talking about an album that is this solid from beginning to end. The songs “Twelve” and “Thirteen” made the rounds on el blogosphero for a while, here now is another red-headed stepchild, “Seventeen” for your listening enjoyment.
Listen to “Seventeen” by Â¡Forward, Russia!
Listen to “Twelve” by Â¡Forward, Russia!
You can pre-order the single, “Nine” from Amazon.Com by clicking here.
Â¡Forward, Russia!’s album Give Me A Wall is available for pre-order now from Dance To The Radio and you’d better buy it if you know what’s good for you.